On Both Sides Of The Wall: Memoirs From The Warsaw Ghetto (inscribed by the author). Vladka Meed.
On Both Sides Of The Wall: Memoirs From The Warsaw Ghetto (inscribed by the author)

On Both Sides Of The Wall: Memoirs From The Warsaw Ghetto (inscribed by the author)

Beit Lohamei Haghettaot-Ghetto Fighters House and Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, 1973. First edition thus. Hardcover. The first printing of the second edition (first was in Yiddish in 1948) and first in English translation. INSCRIBED ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER, "To _____/ Don't forget/ Never!/ Vlaka M." Hardcover in color illustrated paper covered boards. Introduction by Elie Weisel. 344 pp. with index of names and index of places. Frontispiece photo portrait of the author and additional photographic illustrations in the text. A tight, very good copy, minor wear at the extremities. In dust jacket with moderate edgewear and small crease top edge of the front panel. One of the more important first-hand accounts of the Holocaust. Vladka Meed (her real full name was Feigele Peltel-Miedzyrzecki) was 17 years old when Hitler's army conquered Poland and entered Warsaw. She had been a member of the underground and, because of her Aryan appearance, was called upon to infiltrate the German side and so was able to target her efforts on both sides of the gheto wall constructed by the Nazis. She was an underground courier, smuggled weapons from outside the wall to the Jews trapped in the Warsaw ghetto, helped escaping Jews find shelter with Christians. The book deals with a period of two and a half years from July 22, 1942 until the liberation in the beginning of 1945. Very Good / very good. Item #E22665

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